YOUNG HURRICANE ran well in a bumper at this track on his recent comeback. Related to winning hurdlers and chasers in France, he may be up to scoring over timber at the first time of asking. Lord Of The Dunes will be fancied on his return given his yard is in such fine form and Portrait Emotion makes his debut under Rules having won a point-to-point last year. Mr Mistopheles cost 72,000euros and may figure along with Bertie's Desire, a half-brother to hurdle winner Princely Player.
Aussie Man And Van (IRE) 200-1 (10-13) Blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Molotof (11-2) at Taunton 2m nov chs (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Bertie's Desire 7-2 (10-12) Last pair, driven along and struggling halfway, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Whisper (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Apr.
Budsson 200-1 (10-11) Tracked clear leader, mistake 5th, lost place before next, 11th of 13, well behind Regal One (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Flugzeug 40-1 (10-7) Raced freely in rear, took closer order halfway, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Hannibal The Great (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Lord Of The Dunes 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 21l behind Devon Drum (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid div best, 5th 1/2way, mod 7th & wkng aftr 3out, to when pu bef last, in a race won by Hannibal The Great (11-7) at Liscarroll 2m ire ptp gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Pod 66-1 (10-7) Prominent on outside, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Portrait Emotion (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Ld/disp, mstk 5out, ld bef 3out, chall 2out & sl adv last, so best, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Oct '11 beating More Madness (11-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Turbulent Priest 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened 4 out, tailed off, moderate 5th, 5th of 6, well behind Easter Day (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Young Hurricane (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed 2f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Creepy (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.